Oh, my daughter was scared of clowns when she was little. I think it is the clowns who wear the more dramatic makeup that look a bit more frightening to them. She loved Bozo though.
With good reason, I'd say. Not the clowns you find in the circus, the ones that seem to have caught hold of the reins and run this little globe of ours we call Mother Earth.
Seriously though, maybe it's the odd make-up they wear and the wheezes they get up to in the ring (some politicians run their countries the same way, though, only less obvious... More sneaky).
Do you know about Pennywise the dancing clown from the movie by Stephen King, IT? That scares me and I am an adult!
It is developmental. Until kids are older clowns are frequently scary. They can be scared of puppets as well.
It has much to do with facial recognition; small children recognize the human face within certain boundaries, a clown face, exaggerated, is not within those boundaries. Paired with the rather intense animation that we clowns use, it can be startling and uncomfortably unfamiliar to them. The skilled clown knows how to help kids accept them and then have fun with them.
by Liz Elias 5 years ago
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